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The Scene was our Illinois arts & culture podcast through 2017. Rachel Otwell curated the podcast which provided full-length stories and follow-ups, links to other reports, and conversations with you.This podcast contained a range of stories from the world of arts & culture, from visual art to Springfield's DIY music scene, to profiles of interesting local characters. The podcast was about what makes artists tick, and the diverse culture that exists within our community.

The Scene: Siren Singers, Sibling Drama & A Halted Mural Project

Tune into this week's Art Beat with the Illinois Times' Scott Faingold:

Events discussed include:

  • Friday night is the first of the "Sirens of Springfield Series" at Bar None - more info is here.
  • The SAAMolly Schlich film fest continues with the movie Skeleton Twins. More info here.
  • Tuesday is the 4th annual 'Torch Tuesday" Hip Hop awards. More info here.
  • Friday nights is the Canvas and Cocktails event (ongoing) at the SAA. This week the featured artist is Vincent van Gogh. Info here.
  • You can spend Valentine's Day morning counting birds at the Adams Wildlife Sanctuary. Info here.
Rachel Otwell of the Illinois Times is a former NPR Illinois reporter.
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